Waist Size Predicts Diabetes Risk in Men


DIABETES -- Complications
ENDOCRINE glands -- Diseases
BODY weight
NUTRITION disorders
DRUG resistance

Abstract:This article focuses on diabetes risk in men. A man's waist size may be a stronger indicator of diabetes risk than his body mass index (BMI), report researchers from several prominent universities. Although excess weight has long been correlated with increased risk for type II diabetes, few studies have compared the influence of central (versus overall) obesity on diabetes risk. Abdominal fat is associated with insulin resistance, a condition of aberrant blood sugar metabolism that often precedes diabetes.

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